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read texas texas goes. we talked about the premise of the book. it all sorted of started. >> you probably remember the rick pear's succession moment he called for vai lantly ambushed the federal government in front of a large crowd. he said something like no, we have a fine union. there's no talk of leaving. if washington continues to do the terrible things its doing who knows what will happen. i did not regard it as a real commitment. if you're married and your spouse says there's nothing wrong with this marriage. there's no reason to dissolve it. if you continue to behave in the unsatisfactory manner it wasn't good. i thought about that and i thought about wow, if you look back over the last thirty years, texas has pretty much dominated the national yeand -- agenda. if you look at the savings and loan crisis in the '80s it started when ronald region -- charters of the texas. he did that because he felt that the texas ones were profitable. no, he no noticed the texas ones were all cooking the books that's why they were doing so well. and i kind of looked at that, there was a pie
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come states like california, texas, where hispanics make up over 30 prisoner of the undergraduate students. they also benefit places like the greatest percentage of the hispanic populations. young farmers in states like virginia demint florida, new york, texas, colorado and in mexico and arizona, nevada, virginia, north carolina, georgia will see a portion benefits from the newly authorized educational program. i may have left out some of the states but texas is in there and hopefully i mentioned that as well. we know the population in america is aging according to 70% of all farmers over the age of 55. by investing in young people that already know the agriculture and giving them the skills and education they need we can help build our next generation of farmers in america i would urge my colleagues to support this amendment and invest in the future of the agricultural here in america. i yield back. >> he yields back. i would simply no to that i believe the gentleman is making great effort here. we may have a little perfecting work to do on the language of the gentleman has -- is
a fan of the border since. >> guest: we don't need a border fence from san diego to texas. border barriers, significantly reduced illegal immigration and people attending entry and certainly reducing crime in areas like el paso, texas where it was common for individuals from mexico to commit a crime and be able to return. i think we need it to be effective >> now that you are retired and can speak more freely deified policymakers thick of the phone and ask your advice and say what should we be doing about this? or do you not get those calls? >> political leaders have their own perspective of what they want and unfortunately they need to listen more to the people who have worked on the field. a number of people spent 30 years out of the field to give good perspective. >> south carolina is next. >> caller: thank you. i can't believe i'm talking to c-span. congratulations to this guy who has put his life in precarious places to help. the greatest problem with immigration in this country is inconsistency in the immigration policies. i lived in southern california for 20 years and sout
texas and deliveries and the may find themselves in history of couple of decades later. >> focusing on medical care you right to the black panther party they were heirs to the mostly and chartered tradition of african-american health politics. >> we have not looked closely enough because of the medical activism. with jim crow that we've understand that to included health care. back across the 20th century with the initiatives this important that health care is always there. so to look at the end genealogy of student nonviolent coordinating committee and advocating to back to this that were hurt and local communities. they turned to health care and dealing with the '60s and '70s and black activism. >>host: what transpired? >> lots of interesting things. they had the national network of health clinics mandated that every chapter of the party were springing up all over because the panthers had captured the attention of disaffected young people. you had to have the health care clinic to start a chapter. was basic preventive care and adoption referrals for those who had more serious iss
with this legislation. california, texas, new york saying we want to be able to do this but we also don't want to change our sales tax rules to have some kind of uniformity for these interstate transactions taking place, and that is what comes back on the shoulders of the congress because we have the ultimate responsibility for writing the law, related to interstate commerce and doing so in a fair manner not only for the brick and mortar businesses but also for the small businesses that are at this point in time i think still confronted with a very complex many thousands of multitudes more complex than a business in in your state or another state numbing what the state's requirements are and only having to meet the requirements of the state. so i commend the author of the legislation, and i commend all of you for trying to find a way to simplify. but i would urge you to work further to bring about more simplification in terms of a definition to each state that wants to purchase of in this, we have one definition. i would prefer to see one rate, three is better than 9,000 some. but i would prefer to see
from texas for five minutes. >> thank you mr. chairman. i want to say that i concur with the comments he made about the effect of the drought in texas. all the friends i have that engage in the farm land in south texas have lost their crops because of the lack of rain and it literally looks like a desert. i was their last weekend. first of all, doctor, i would like to compliment your way. the lower colorado river authority in texas that you are familiar with has told me that they very much appreciate your willingness to assimilate information to them come to the landowners, to the farmers and policy makers as well, and they appreciate that a good communication. i would like to direct my questions to the other panelists. i explain to do to defend the president's budget i'm not going to ask a budget question but i would like to ask the other panelists if they feel that in the current budget proposal neither has received a high eminem f priority or should have been greater sense of urgency and greater priority given, and mayor ballard we will start with you. >> that's a great question. i
're happyt have pjri today. he's the chair and government business relation and university of texas ataustin. senior scholar of the economic to two and chair of he board of ecomis feaad cu aobposl twanit a column and commentary in many other publications including "the texas observer," american prospect in the nation. the new book which we'll talk about today is "inqund stit s oe d omstore tci other books include the predator state, how conservatives abandon the free markeby the brushes to come the balancing acts, technogy, finance and the americ fture andreted pa.a t cris iamca bocotenuo rey seat d today today we ask you beat for approximately 20 minutes and then we'll move to discussion and q&a. thank ou. >>nk v,r singer, soon to be professor wellhausen university of texas. on the day when the election results are in for an and grece por od a ea m to a changing s the world of unresolved economic crisis, and certainly very pleased to beere at m.i.t. to talk about abotat y oe eshie vao the on-site at the events with which we are faced with. and it's certainly a pleasure to be back in camb
and texas. he currently practices law and rights of bed for the st. louis post-dispatch. he teaches constitutional law at greenville college in illinois and has started many local constitution close to educate americans about the constitution the name of his book is "it's okay to say "god." please welcome tad armstrong. [applause] >> thank you so much. good morning. said to say it's not such a good morning in or call ron aware 15 to this point have lost their lives and numerous others injured by a lone gunman. i would ask you some time during the day to take a moment and after prayers for families of the victim's as well as the perpetrator in that sad event in, around. life goes on. would you agree with me they yesterday's energy was contagious in this room? what a marvelous facility the heritage foundation has year. and it's a privilege to speak today. i grew up in illinois and continue to reside there with my wife, our four kids to my grandkids, and hopefully more on the way. that's a stone's throw from where phyllis and her husband raise their family and she now resides in missou
responding to local flooding. cdp has flown missions in support of the border patrol, texas rangers, u.s. service, fbi and others. the systems have become a force multiplier for military operations and for border security. however, we run the edge of the new horizon. using unmanned aerial systems within the homeland currently are 200 active certificates of operation issue i the federal aviation administration to over 100 different entities such as law enforcement department and academic institutions to fly drugs domestically. this map on the monitor shows the locations of coa recipients as at april 2012. the number of recipients since that time has in fact increased. the faa plans to select 65 cities around the country for the use of nongovernment euros this year and plans to allow the deployment of nongovernment drugs nationwide i.t. here 2015. while the faa is responsible for ensuring the systems fly safely in u.s. airspace with only two and a half short years until drums began to dominate the skies in the u.s. homeland, no federal agency is taking the lead to do with the full implic
with texas congressmen michael burgess on today's washington journal. this is about 35 minutes. >> congressmen and dr. michael burgess of taxes, joining us now, day after the house voted for the 303rd time to repeal all or part of the affordable care act. congressman, do you expect a different result this time to mackey said yourself that the senate is probably not point to take this up. >> still, it is important to get out there with the information. people once the supreme court decision two weeks ago. they may not have a particular mindset, but realistically we all essentially no the affordable care act is so flawed from start to finish. this thing was basically the rough draft of the senate that accidentally got signed into law in 2010. so drafting errors, as we learn from the supreme court, new taxes. clearly people need to be thinking about this. the supreme court ruled. you'll hear from the court of public opinion in november, and it is important for us to keep talking about this. >> i want to read you a headline from politico, this story out just yesterday evening. even
to tell you a story about i passed a bill some five years ago, and i was over in paris, texas making a speech about it, and a good friend put it on me saying, congress mapp, will you be able to make it rain? it was dry and had not rainedded in days and days. i thought a minute x and so i said, yeah, it will. that's section 4 of the third page. he said, really? i said, hell no, i just gave you a silly answer to a civic question. he was a good friend of mine. three years later, i mean, we had rainfall that drowned people and all of the farm programs below it, ruined everybody. rained days and nights. i called him three o'clock one morning, and his wife said when he got to the phone, hit his toe on the chair, and he was mad when he got to the phone. he said, hello. i said, hello. you remember the question you asked about the bill? i said, go outside. i have to go through that every time to go to paris, texas now, but he's a good enough friend i could talk to him like that, but we know how important it is, and how really timely this hearing is, and we are grateful to yal y'all for your p
story is a migration story. they come from texas and louisiana to the area to oakland and they find themselves your book focuses on medical care. you write that the black panther party, the answer is were part of an uncharted tradition of african-american health policies. >> guest: it means that we haven't looked closely enough at the fact that the civil rights tradition, if we just think about the 20th century, because it was always a medical activism tradition. i think that we understand the forms of discrimination, jim crow and racial segregation, we understand this as being part of the early 20th century african-american rights, which also included health care great if we go back across the 20th century to the organizations and the initiatives that we think of being important to the civil rights tradition, health care is always there. one way of thinking about the black panther party is thinking about people that were part of the student nonviolent coordinating committee, that also had a medical on that tended to both activists her during the movement and local communities as we
-known neowhaa nkprsinri we loved him in texas. he went to the university of texas and he grew up in texas. than he then he was a foreign correspondent for uned press international. hen'st kind of fake guy, but then when "cbs evening news" became more important, when the news rogrs, th wackita ae anchor on -- in the 60's and was there for about 20 years into the early 80s. i just think that his im - hesi t vede id, hi time covering is certainly fascinating. he was a fascinating person because he was so thoughtful. i think douglas brinkley is a hesaiy es istorian. cevenhas aso taught at the naval academy in princeton, so he is a real historian and also does detailed, comprehensive research in his writing. so t biographyof ron thfivegr oink w walter cronkite, and i think both the fact that doug wrinkly rode it and my high regard for hi and the fact thatcki loin country, having this kind of the biography is an excellent thing for us to have for documentation in the future. thelbkha cer hi book. it is vital for use as. now vital voices as an organization that was formed with then senator hillary cli
that are impacting a lot of the country including much of my home state of texas. and i'm going to a take a little of my time out to tell you a story about i passed a bill some five years ago, and i was over in paris, texas, making a speech about it. and can one of my good friends over there just to put it on me said, congressman, will you be able to make it rain? it was dry and hadn't rained in days and days. i thought a minute or so and i said, yeah, it will. that's section four of the third page. he said, really? i said, hell, no, i just gave you a silly answer to a silly question. he was a good friend of mine. but three years later we had, i mean, rainfall that drowned people above texoma and all the programs, farm programs below it. ruined everybody. rained incessantly for day and night. i called him about 3:00 one morning, and his wife said when he got to the phone, hit his toe on the phone, and he was mad when he got to the phone, but he said, hello. i said, hello, hal. do you remember that question you asked me about my bill? go outside. i have to go through that every time i go to paris,
mayor gregory ballard. congressman ralph hall of texas chairs this committee hearing. it's about an hour and 50 minutes. >> okay, the committee on science space technology will come to order. and i say good morning to you and welcome. everyone today's hearing on drought forecasting, monitoring and decision-making. a review of the national integrated draft information system, unquote. this hearing is particularly timely as given the current drought conditions that are, in fact, a lot of the country, including much of my home state of texas. i going to take a little of my time out to do a story about pass a bill some five years ago, and i was over in paris, texas, making a speech about it. and when my good good friends over there just put it on me, said congressman, will your bill make it rain? it was dry and hadn't rained in days and days. i thought a minute or so and i said yeah, it will, that section four of the third page. he said really? i said hell no. i just give you a silly answer to a silly question. he was a good friend of mine, but three years later, we had, i mean rainfall that
to california. they go to texas and colorado or florida or someplace like that. we are not seeing the benefit of it. this has popped up at town meetings i have had for a long time and i just wonder how much that seeps through legislative thinking. i don't know. i just know i've heard that. >> i think one reason for the increase in scholarships like the hope scholarship or broad-based merit scholarship which gives every student and a or a thee and $4000 to go to a tennessee institution is the hope of having gone to the university of tennessee they will stay in tennessee and which i think is a valid gold starting with georgia and that makes a difference but that is interesting observation. >> thank you very much. senator merkley. >> thank you mr. chair. >> i'm sorry, senator franken was next. i apologize. i got out of line. >> i withdraw, thank you. [laughter] >> i didn't look at my list here. >> i will take his and i will raise it one. dr. leath you have testified about some of the information that iowa state university includes on its financial aid award letters including information about st
from texas, duck or burgess for five minutes. >> mr. frantz, let's stay on the subordination issue. the act of 2005 m. sure you are familiar with because you are one of the original hires at the long project office in 27 to administer this program in 1703 under subordination with the obligation to be subject to the condition that the application is not subordinate to other finance team. simple straightforward statement. even among boyhood like myself can understand it. the difficulty and i think mr. graham is exactly right. the difficulty goes that then the law does not go on to prescribe any penalties, civil or criminal in violation of days. so while i believe the secretary to have been a technical violation of this passage of the energy policy act of 2005, there is no penalty. for that reason earlier this year by introducing another bill, 5063 to prescribe the monetary penalty between 10 and $15,000 for people who violate the statute, the bill is based on the anti-deficiency act and provides administrative penalties for executive branch officials who violate appropriations bills
for the time. >> thank you very much. at this te, recognize the gentleman from texas for five minutes. >> i thank the chairman for the recognition. mrfrantz, staying on the i'uru' pic w ec ye one of the original hires in that loan project office in 2007 to administer this program in 1703,s clause under subordine boar nation reads thebligation subjectthononat e ga i n si straightforward statement, even a non-lawyer like myself is understand it. the difficulty that -- i think mr. green is exactly right i the line of questioning that is correct, bheifltyhe t esot n ese any penalties, civil or criminal for violation of this. while i believe the secretary to have been in technical violation of this passage of the energy policy agent of 205, ther i ptyo f ttas anr bill, 5863 to prescribe civil monetary penalty between $10,000 and $15,000 for people who violated the statute. the bill is based onhe deenctvi ldmtre ltfoanfis who violate appropriations bills and has over a century of precedent. i believe this may be a better way to get at this problem. now, you reference -- well, actually secretary c
nixon was president and he is getting called constantly from the country of texas. they have suddenly exiled lyndon johnson -- he is being sent home. he is going crazy, he decides not to run for reelection. there is nothing to do. and he's constantly calling the white house and saying that i want to come up and do stuff. i need a plane and i need somewhere to stay. johnson was driving the nixon white house crazy. two such distraction that nixon said to him a house or building or an office or place to stay overnight. a young military aid was a colonel in the air force at the time, he got this assignment. i guess that tells you how i found out about this story. they basically take over a rundown townhouse on lafayette square. it becomes a secret place where presidents can be or stay the night until today. it has recently been renovated. i did recently get inside. it is four stories, the nicest four seasons you have ever stayed in your life. you can check in only four people can do that. and i should just tell you that the thread count sheets is like a billion. [laughter] there is a luxu
, for example. and in texas and a few others places. >> host: well, mr. fannon, what is it you wanted lawmakers, policymakers and their staff to see here on capitol hill? what's your display? >> guest: well, most folks know panasonic for the consumer electronics, the televisions at home, blu-ray players, things like that. but, n., under the hood, behind the scenes panasonic actually has a wide array of products including a range of energy-oriented products. and that's what we're showing today. because all of us know that we have to be able to generate new forms of energy using new systems such as solar panels, and once you generate it, of course, we've got to be able to store it intelligently and then manage it. so along with the traditional forms of power generation in the grid, more and more people are actually creating their own energy at home. typically using wind power or, more importantly, solar. so in panasonic's case, for example, here in salem, oregon, we make these giant, heavy silicon ingots. it's a very highly-refined form of silicone with some other chemistry that then gets sliced
excited about that. i've read several lbj biography is. texas right now t. anr erdi it visit .. eastern mexico the land is little changed except for endless strands of wire fence anan occasional traffic sign. kid o and dtae llyt pat garrett. the days may be gone when blood flowed freely. but the music of the standing go and billy's dancing and the lovers kiss is all difficultto thin wtemonlight and of the kogyo these and the silence before the first ray of sunlight spills over the horizon. there are the stories because mexico is full of stories coou sh these stors the ghost tetorie bemen them, even some who know them, but they are ill boasts and they can conceal e truth like a pirate plunder. billy the kid and pat were perhaps the greatest of our own west legends by building nthe heth oth rvou sndngenve the original research and archival and private collections from texas torizonan from utah to i've made the ghosts give up a few more of their secrets. lo e ainco fortmost of sumter, forte danilo knuckling dim light sims, white oaks, silver city and on and on. in some pla
. this is happening in houston, texas, where the gun dealer was told to sell to these guy, and then the -- after cooperating with the federal government, they turned right around and slapped a federal investigation on them for selling to the cartels. and then in florida there's allegations of them selling to the mf13 gang and sending guns to honduras. as i said, it's difficult to keep up with all the news and evidence that's coming out, but there's definitely other programs that need to be investigated, and it's estimated that there was similar programs and at least 10,000 guns were sent south of the border whether it was into south america or into mexico under this justice department. and considering there's 240,000 documents surrounding fast and furious specifically, i don't have any doubts about that. yes. >> okay. so what is your view on gun control? because -- just like today in aurora, colorado, the mass murder of innocent victims. >> right. a horrible situation, right? but the bottom line is whether you're an economist or whether you're a pro-gun advocate, um, when you take the right of p
, for example, in texas, and a few other places. >> what is it you wanted lawmakers, policy make -- policymaker, and their staff to see here? what's the display? >> people know panasonic for the consumer electronics, televisions, blueray players, and things like that. in fact, under the hood, panasonic has a very wide array of products including a range of energy oriented products. that's what we are showing today. all of us know we have to be able to generate new forms of energy using new systems such as solar panels, and once you generate it, of course, we got to be able to store it intelligently, and then we have to manage it. along with the traditional forms of power generation in the grid, more and more people are actually creating their own energy at home. typically using wind power or more importantly solar. in panasonic's case, for example, here in salem, oregon, we make these giant heavy silicon parts that then gets sliced into thin layers, and they are turned into the module that make up solar panels. panasonic is proud to be the company with the sing -- single most efficient to produ
in october where texas senator john cornyn asked eric holder, have you talked to them at all? have you talked to the terry family to have you apologize for what happened? and eric holder said no. that was a little embarrassing, not on the level of self that but a public relations way. so instead of just apologizing right away, eric holder released a letter of apology to the press before the entire terry family was capable of reading it. >> does anyone in the justice department, or pure of our call to buckle and firearms come home and see beauty, does anyone dispute that two of e firearms found at the scene, brian terry's murder, were from this program? is that key that indiscreet? >> that defect of their from this, is not in dispute. but whether this program was a direct result of brian terry's murder is in dispute. and attorney general eric holder has made a point. he said it's not fair to assume that this program is why brian terry was killed spent you agree with that? >> i disagree. because the weapons that were left at the scene where given to these cartel members spent but as you said, t
a sister there. and i have a brother in arlington, texas. all of my family lives in texas. including uncles and cousins and aunts. i'm the only one i think who migrated beyond the bounds of texas. most texans seem to return. but nonetheless, we have lived in washington for the last nine years. i worked for newspapers in north carolina, in virginia, last at the virginian pilot down in norfolk. came to the administration in '83. i was a political conservative, brian, who wanted an opportunity to serve his country, to have an opportunity to be in public life. i had been a journalism -- there's a debate as to one should go through the revolving door, but ronald reagan was someone i believed in. i thought well of. when i had the opportunity to serve, i took advantage of the opportunity and came to washington. >> what kind of a conservative are you, traditional or libertarian? >> i would probably be more clearly or easily called a traditional. >> what does that mean? >> well, i think basically a conservative or traditional conservative would be someone who respects the constitution,s the fact tha
? >> i was born in texas, and he was at that time -- he was for much of his life a college professor and a teacher, as was my mother, who is still living. and very active, by the way. and he was teaching at a little school called texas a & i in kingsville texas in 1934 before i was born. then we moved before chattanooga tennessee, and he taught there the university of chattanooga in the late 1930s and early 1940's. then in world war ii he went in -- and he taught other schools as well. then he went into the atomic energy commission when they were hiring at oakridge, and became involved in a lot of political and oficial issues there, which had not been his field before. he was a pofessor of english literature. and then after the war, they moved him and our family up here and he worked for the a.e.c. here in washington. so my childhood was spent mostly in tennessee, then in this metro area up through the early 1950's. >> the reason i ask that, your mom was a classic scholar. >> yes. she studied greek and latin at the university of mississippi, which is where my father met her. he had b
of texas, pat robertson, they knew that he was a catholic with gay friends. he was also pro-choice. but they said it is a culture war, he hates liberals and he can win. and they put money on the line for him, people put their name on the line. he never made it to the starting gate. all the way to 2011 when the experts at national journal -- november 2009, the experts at the national journal on the political pull were asked for all the democratic candidates who did better than expected and who's surprised you by doing worse than expected. worse than expected was senator obama. better than expected was senator clinton. two days later, she lost and she blew it at the iowa jefferson and jackson center. you have to understand, there is a lot more contingency. as i started to work on the campaigns, one of the first things that i realized, and it sounds awfully simple, but it is not. there really are only three campaigns for president. there is the challenger from the party out of power trying to capture the white house, and then there is an incumbent, trying to hold and defend the
rick perry, then governor of texas, pat robertson. they knew he was a catholic that was pro-choice, but they also said he is a culture who hate liberals and he can win and they put money on the line for an. he never made it. he just fizzled so badly. and out the way through 2011 with the experts at the national turnover, the expert of the national journal and political poll were asked for all the democratic candidate. who did better than did any surprise to be doing worse than it? worse than it was senator obama. better than expected with senator clinton. two days later she lost. she blew it at the i/o chip or send jackson event. we have to understand there's a lot more contingency. as i started to work on the campaign, one of the first things i realized as this sounds awfully simple, but it's not. there really are only three campaigns. there is the challenger on the party out of power to capture the white house. and then there's either an incumbent trying to hold and defend the white house after four years for a successor trying to maintain control of the white house for th
in 23 or 24 so this was either taken when he was getting his wings as an army flyer down in texas, or early in his career as an air mail flyer. so he was not very well known at that time. he flew after getting his wings in texas, he started as a barnstormer. he knew that barnstormers didn't live very long. he didn't have a great future, so he became an army aviator and then he joined the airmail kick in when he was, when he was flying the airmail from st. louis to chicago one night after fonck crashed, he thought to himself i can do that myself. i thought, you know, like everybody else he thought fonck was going to win but then he thought if i can stay awake for 40 hours, which i've done as an airmail pilot, then if i flight alone and they keep the weight down i could have enough gas to make it across. and so, and his theory of how to do it was radically different from all the other pilots at that time. that's his plane, the spirit of st. louis when he landed a week before taking off. this is a photo of lindbergh shaking the hand of clarence chamberlain in front of the spirit of s
in graduate school in texas and showed it to professo w we enag also a graduate of commissioners. readt and really loved it and experience in iraq? >> it would not have happened with the at the experience that i had. not what happened to me overseas but the sort of emotional ce t bwameg i edgetre and communicate to people who didn't understand that experience. one of the most frequent questions i got asked. what was ilike over there. it ird to knwow todd t ihao wh to write the book. to how i contend with that question what is it like? >> host: y talked about the emotional core. what about the emotions you brought out in "the llow onon yoveobdo aou understand your job. you may not understand all the repercussions for the way it will affect you down the line and particularly at affect your fily home. d the hd ou sed and heard time to mature and get a little older, and not just yrers our families bachome. it is from marching cadence. aditnal mych elobih t ylow bill. anyone who has been in the army. >> host: why make this a novel raer than a fact based book? >> guest: aot opeal about the b
in 2012 that are considering doing the same. we have texa, which has decided th thewoulrath t haptiwewon re,npne anpahon program. we have this horrible situation inississippi where the one beti.t hul iinic is in danger of mye evrps honghg r oe way to look at this year. but there's another way to look at this year. we also had komen forhecr ahricdc diheprnhith buatn' h or a ual remember. we can hit people, men, women, young and old across the country sank this is not okay with us. sacnsoinndhrough rtion hd nvini wnob dolad the public and legislature tried to go way too far and say not only are going to have mandatory ultrasous, medillnearprur 'rin f e-at nva obn ouat w mearsscr a said hold on a second, this is way too far and while we still haveow ndarytadst tawelegohaar sohacts e et well. and then, new sandra fluke came around, and i have to say, what holyrong with the general isa ket roitat aur] isd get it. so santa comes along. and went rush limbaugh attacked her on day one, i'm ashamed to say that t xies s o w ut g wht ti, yialh right? it really didn't inspire me to action. it was on
who touched everyone he worked with. this is gordon cowden, age 51. gordon was originally from texas and lived in aurora with his family. he was -- quote -- "a quit-witted world traveler with a keen sense of humor." he will are remembered for his devotion to his children and for always trying to do the right thing, no matter the obstacle. gordon took his two teenaged children to the theater the night of the shooting, both of whom thankfully made it out unharmed. >> this is jessica ghawi, age 24. jessica was an aspiring journalist, most recently interning with mile high sports radio in denver and went by the nickname redfield. she was hard working and ambitious with a generous spirit and kind heart. when numerous homes were recently destroyed by colorado wildfires, ghawi decided to start collecting hockey equipment to donate to the kids affected because she wanted to help. >> thithis is john thomas layer. she was a cryptological technician also at buckley. a job which requires "exceptional good comarkt and skills." originally from chicago, he was the youngest of five children and join
county in february of last year, she worked at houston, texas, as the assistant deputy director for the mental health, mental retardation authority. while working there, she led an initiative to improve system efficiencies between multiple public sector agencies as a means to improve patient experience and reduce costs. in hennepin county jennifer is taken by some role in bringing together the county hospital, hennepin county medical center. the county operated health plan metropolitan health plan, the county federal qualified health care center that is northpoint health and wellness, social service arm of hennepin county that's human services and public health department of the county. the whole idea is to make a streamlined model for health care reform. jennifer, the floor is yours. we look forward to your commen comments. >> thank you but i appreciate the opportunity to be here. hennepin county has newly embarked on health care initiatives, which is trying to look at things differently. imagine not knowing where you're going to sleep tonight, not knowing we are next meal was
from d.c. and affirmative action case from texas. and perhaps the same-sex marrge case from california masoth reusn ti'o inshlo-te ine? w hese we know they've taken is the aofficialtive action case out -- affirmative action case out o texas. weo have a court with fve of rcoouvent onininubc eradioli. so while that case has various vehicle problems and comes from ace with a very idiosyncric ss pesese nss assthe, deinexig d ulineyta ea c they love giving paul clement the opportunity to get back to the lectern, and i think for same-sex marriage advocates if theyad thowehe ca werlly ksthedas whpe a already lawfully married is not shoving marriage down the throats of anybody, but merely making the federal law congent totate w nr west adna grn 'susirsi sen on the probate case would present. >> i sure agree with that. on the affirmative action case, i think the thing to watch is whr g t be plifrengote meintase, otherwise they wouldn't have taken it. but you remember, texas had this top ten system that theop ten ar t serh ol mallmi t st diithh st then in addition to that texas started using ra
. amendment number 70 is adopted. are there additional -- spin around to the gentleman from texas over here who seeks recognition. >> i vitamin eamentd at the desk. your amendment number is 74. clerk will distribute amendment number 75. recognized for two minutes and may spread with the discrimination of the. >> thank you. as you knowed in the 2008 farm bill, we passed mandatory country labeling. our friends to the north and south did not think that cool was all that cool and they challenged this piece of legislation in the wto, and the ruling with against u.s. on that. and it was a appealed it was lost and now while the ruling said that the u.s. can keep the cool program it still found the provisions must be changed in order to make the wto compliant. what the amendment does is it just says within ninety days after passage of this legislation effective date, that the secretary shall bring a report as to what their plan is to comply and make the cool wto compliant. very simple and straightforward. i would yield to my good friend mr. scott. >> i move to strike that. thank you mr. chairman.
hood texas, and tucson, arizona. these incidents may occur in one city or in one state, but they're national tragedies that tear at us all, and then cause us all to tear up and cry together. like all americans, my heart goes out to the victims and their families, and i also remain hopeful that the presiding officer and i were at the hospital -- one of the hospitals on sunday -- that survivors are going to defy the odds on their road to recovery and we've been truly inspired by their stories. i want to take a moment and applaud the leadership shown by colorado's public servants from governor john hickenlooper, aurora mayor steve hogan and especially the police chief, dan oates. there are also other law enforcement professionals that came to the scene immediately, first responders, medical professionals on site and in a number of hospitals where the victims were taken. i think what's most notable is that they worked seamsly to carry out the city's disaster plan and protect the victims from further harm. the aurora police and firefighters arrived a mere 90 seconds off the first 911
in west texas; tuesday in louisiana, and everyone i talked to, can't find machinists, truck drivers-can't find people that will pat the drug test. can't find skilled offshore workers. can't find engineers. can't, can't-can't. this is a limitation we ought to be worried about as a nation and it's not just the spoil gas industry that can do something about it. there are other systems and institutions in the country that have to help this process. >> so i want to quickly take u.s. actually outside the u.s. for a second and i want to ask ed chow, what about the rising countries and the demand from china and india, new players, brazil obviously is a producer, russia is a producer -- how does the rise that we're presuming for the purposes of this conversation -- how does this scramble what our assumptions are about the relative political weight of those countries, if they're looking at the u.s. in a different way? does it change things or are we being overly optimistic it changes our hand. >> it won't always change things the way we hope or expect them to chiang but in terms of energy inv
. bass for his bill, and i look forward to a productive hearing today. >> thank the gentleman from texas. now recognize for 10 minutes to ranking member, ms. degette, from colorado. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. i yield myself three minutes. >> so recognized. >> mr. chairman, since i joined this committee i've learned a very simple lesson. good oversight results in good legislation. and in contrast, biased and partisan oversight result in biased and partisan legislation. in the no more solyndras act, the legislation we are considering today proved that lesson. let me be clear. the loss of taxpayer dollars in the solyndra bankruptcy is a serious problem. we should have conducted a full and fair investigation so we could find out what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. instead, the d.o.e. and solyndra oversight have been designed to make cheap political points in an election year instead of following the evidence where it leads. unfortunately, mr. chairman, i have to respectfully disagree with your characterization that this committee has conducted a thorough investiga
of hernandez versus texas when they first became a protected class so it neatly hefe hpore ah the tratoy of on intse eti lot done but my new job this harder to go home at night and work late on it, but it's probl t woaeuince - not a biography -- >> she sai hers is an inco of abt political history of ho we got tre and the whole chapter on jose who at one point people thought bill clion might try t put on h r oin d. icit beoupona time so you can relate to that. switching iefly it is a lawyer surface lik my work is nott my ort acad athe broad trend, but even though i don't have to file and a daily well iti o fi le faertanu d a paof e . >>s y e t irrkg aboky t see six not yet? >> you did a biography with whs pteed? aru g be heiiid she said i have so much planned arinwch teh clue. so she was in the courtroom the week fore. all the speculation of women would be hadled down, nobody knows whe is anbe a et pongt ryonosihi se isso en wiwaint finish as grant to come on june 28 and was in the courtroom before and made me quite nervous when she showed up beai w shi hear stdo her sixth thing for th
officer: the senior senator from texas is recognized. mrs. hutchison: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be lifted. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mrs. hutchison: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, because the senator from ohio is in the chair, i would just like to say that i'm very pleased that we have been able to pass a bus safety bill that was a response to two tragic bus accidents, one in ohio and one in texas, and the many other bus accidents that have happened because the buses that often transport people in our commerce are not safe, but i think that we have strengthened those safety regulations working together and appreciate very much the effort that the senator from ohio made. mr. president, i rise today to speak about the looming tax cliff that will affect every american who pays taxes at the end of this year. the senate must be clear with the american people about what our priorities are and what the ownership of the money made by hard-working americans is. does this money belong to the government to decide what will
year according to price waterhouse coopers. we have seen in texas when they did men now reform, 16,000 doctors have gone back to texas. rates have gone down, and and many of last year rick perry, the governor signed a law, the loser pays, which is very important. the president says a car and over again, doctors to to many tests. well, the practice defensive medicine from the very reason that they are free to being sued. we also need to expand the access to help savings accounts. believe the president does not like of savings accounts. but that's where readers can reduction in premiums and particularly for younger people i think we need to deregulate the state based exchanges. a number of states have returned the money. a number of gun waivers. of course california was the first to actually take the money because everything liberal happens in california, but we need to, as i say, support a to say. we don't need government controls state based exchanges telling insurers what's going to be an essential benefit plan. we need to do medicare reform. we cannot continue with these entitlem
after an accident near fort hancock in west texas and to wish a quick recovery to special agent harrison who was shot in the line of duty. you are heading over to visit the family and him also. he was shot last week. thank you for -- one of the county's i represent, this terrible incident is a reminder that the men and women of dhs law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to make our country more secure. we appreciate their service and sacrifice. the purpose of today's hearing is to examine the status of ice, secure communities program with the agency's plan for the future of the program. removing criminal aliens from the u.s. is a congressional priority since 1986 with the passage of the immigration reform act. the department of homeland security and its predecessor agency have programs targeting removal since 1988. under the secure community program, law enforcement agencies miss the fingerprints for criminal background check, fingerprints are automatically extended to ice against them. when i was traveling by congressional district on want to have my congressional distric
offenders. >> thank you. my time is expired. >> the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas. >> thank you to the ranking member and welcome, director morton, at thank you for your service and let me offer my concern for the officers who were involved in an incident of violence to their families. who were impacted to their families and your organization. always look to thanking those on the frontlines and make sure i do so. i believe the work you have been doing is very important but i never come to an immigration hearing whether it is judiciary that i serve for however long and in homeland security and i called both assignments a privilege that this country needs comprehensive immigration reform because we are not confusing and juxtaposing benefits and the right opportunity for those who want to immigrate to this country and particularly enforcement against those who want to do harm. communities certainly have failures and it is important that we try to determine what lessons we have learned and how we can be more effective. i happen to applaud the president's decision on the dream ac
in texas. he went to the university of texas. he grew up in houston and tn heas aorgnnt foitprinl. go of real reporter experience. he wasn't just the kind of a face guy but whenbs eng be -enhe orks had them walter cronkite started as the anchor in the 60s and was there for 20 years intthe early 80s and i idcoigpresidents and his time covering is certainly fascinating and he is a fascinating person because h was so thoughtful. i think douglas brinkley is s hfeora rice university and has also taught at the naval academy and princeton. he is a real historian who also se is ng so t comprehensive biography of cronkite will be the definitive biography of walter cronkite and i think the fact that doug brinkley wrote it and my hh rd for fact that cronkite is so well known and loved in our country and having this kind of biography is an excellent thing cuatinta fortoril la book i have a chapter in this book, vital voices. it is a organizatn that w llcln aas the honorary cochairs and i related this and put a chapter in as did secretary of ate clinton because i had been so rtar countries that
in texas, and got into their system and actually had the ability to totally disrupt the water supply in that area of texas. what he did instead -- the hacker did instead -- and nobody was -- he just had a computer and was smart. what he did instead was post proof that he had broken into the industrial control system in that small utility in texas just to show the vulnerability, in a sense he might have been bragging that he could do it, but it was also a warning to us. what if the next time that happens it's a larger utility or a group of smaller utilities around the country, maybe water, maybe electricity, maybe gas, and this time they're not just warning us or showing us our vulnerability but they're actually going to disrupt the flow of electricity or water to people who depend on it. that's -- that's the kind of crisis that we face and why it is so urgent that we deal with this. so let me come back to my dream. my goal here is that as we go on this week, we're able to submit a manager's amendment, but it's not just from the managers, senators collins, rockefeller, feinstein and i
. >> the chair of the full committee the gentleman from texas, mr. smith. >> thank you mr. chairman and i associate myself with your opening statement. mr. chrman gh si ima pa re o uriosety pu americans and our allies at risk. natial security experts from both republican and democratic administrations have expressed outrage over the leaks andhe fec thaooingd rentge erns what sets fees' apart from other leaks that we've seen is that the media reports that many of them have comfrom highly placed administration officials ithis is true thians adstonfiae enth naety d ri american lives. national security operational details exist to meet the covert means of the intelligence community that protect the american people. teiekssattorel atd inotions, put at risk the lives of sources and makes it much more difficult to recruit sources and damages our relationships with our partrs. conquently, the leak like this seslmindwi veath a director mueller went on to say, quote, i don't want to use the word devastating but this will have a huge impact on our ability to do our usiness. your ability to recrui s
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